FAQ

Who is Tranzbag?

Tranzbag is a leading European supplier for the transport of bicycles by car, public transport and air. www.tranzbag.com
Tanzbag is inventor of the foldable bicycle transport bag.
Tranzbag holds the world record for the lightest series-produced racing bike transport bag.
Tranzbag has existed as a brand and as a company for 25 years.
Tranzbag is partner of SBB CFF, the Swiss Federal Railways.
Tranzbag is the official transport bag of SBB CFF.
Tranzbag is widely accepted in European public transport as a “free of charge” bicycle travel bag.

What’s the performance of a Tranzbag?

Tranzbag are smart packaging sleeves for all types of bicycles. They are compatible with 99% of all current bicycles. All wheel sizes fit. Every bag has it’s own front wheel compartment.
Packed in a Tranzbag, the transport of bicycles in public transport is mostly free of charge. Once a bicycle is packed in a Tranzbag, it becomes a piece of luggage.
In the car, bicycles can be stowed away cleanly, theft-proof and fuel-saving.
In a car, several bicycles can be transported in parallel or in layers without any damage.

What can Tranzbag AIR be used for?

The Swiss company Tranzbag.com, pioneer of foldable bicycle transport bags, offers the world's first inflatable bicycle transport bag for AIR traffic. The dismantling of the bicycle for air transport is therefore unnecessary. The rear wheel and handlebars no longer have to be removed. Within 10 minutes all types of bicycles are packed in an air-protected manner.

Where can I get a Tranzbag?

In the webshop www.tranzbag.com. In European retail stores and outdoor shops. In the SBB CFF shop www.sbbshop.ch  and anywhere online according to search engine results.

Tranzbag is a partner of SBB CFF, the Swiss Federal Railways. Advantages?

Packed in a Tranzbag, bicycles travel free on public transport. SBB CFF and the European national railway systems generally treat the Tranzbag as baggage. If the passenger has a valid ticket, bicycle transport in Europe is free of charge in a Tranzbag. The bike in the Tranzbag becomes a piece of luggage.

Is bicycle transport in the car fuel-saving?

Yes, Tranzbag is the most ecological way for the transport of bicycles in a car. Wind tunnel tests have shown that 1-3 liters of fuel can be saved over 100 kilometers, if bicycles are transported in the car instead of on the roof or at the hatch. Racks on roof/trunk/hatch are always causing quite a drag. This drag causes remarkable gasoline or diesel extra costs. Tranzbag users save those costs.

 

What must be dismantled to transport bicycles in a Tranzbag?

For Tranzbag models ORIGINAL, PRO, ROAD, E-VELO and AIR only the front wheel has to be removed. All other parts remain on or in the bike.

Which Tranzbag fits E-Bikes / E-Velos?

The model Tranzbag E-VELO. The foldable E-VELO Tranzbag folds as a hip bag and weighs 1.45 kilograms. It accommodates all types of electric bicycles from E-MTB to electric Velos. Its maximum carrying capacity is 70kg. The Tranzbag E-VELO is the ultra-robust electric bicycle-transportation bag.

Which bag is suitable for air transport?

The Tranzbag AIR is made for air transport.
The Tranzbag AIR is the only bicycle transport bag with whom the bike can be carried without removing the rear wheel. Bicycles are travel-ready within 10 minutes. The self-supporting air-technology of the Tranzbag AIR ensures that your bike is fully protected during a transport. The unique Air Frame System of the Tranzbag AIR is inflated with any (Presta valve) bicycle pump. Four wheels (instead of two or three wheels) allow most comfortable city-cruising as well as airport and tarmac handling. The bicycle, stowed away in the bag, rolls smoothly along the airport and can be steered comfortably.

What are the transport charges for the Tranzbag AIR in the aircraft?

First: The fees vary from airline to airline.
Second: The fees vary from airline ticket to airline ticket.
Rule of thumb: The cheaper the flight ticket, the more expensive the bicycle transport.

Does the Tranzbag AIR require the handlebar or rear wheel to be removed?

Only the front wheel is dismantled and stowed away into the side compartment. Tranzbag AIR is the only bicycle transport bag neither the rear wheel nor the handlebar and stem have to be removed. (The Tranzbag AIR fits 99% of all types of bicycles)

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For XXL bicycle frames Tranzbag recommends to deflate the rear tire in the Tranzbag AIR (plus 4 cm of additional space). For XXL enduro-forks Tranzbag recommends to deflate the rear tire and the fork.

How to pump Tranzbag AIR?

With any presta valve bicycle pump.

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Whenever you pump your Tranzbag AIR for the first time, just semi-inflate the four air chambers, then knead the tubes as you would knead a new tube in your bicycle tire. Then deflate the air channels completely, then pump them up to max 1 bar of pressure.

How heavy is Tranzbag?

ORIGINALPROROADE-VELOAIR
0.88kg0.55kg0.325kg1.45kg9.3kg

What are the dimensions of Tranzbag?

ORIGINAL

PRO

ROAD

E-VELO

AIR

180x110x23cm

 

Packed: 30x21x11cm

180x100x23cm

 

Packed: 20x18x09cm

170x94x03cm

 

Packed: 24x110x04cm

180x96x24cm

 

Packed: 28x20x12cm

160x39x95cm

 

Packed: 170x39x23cm

How much lifting capacity does Tranzbag have?

ORIGINALPROROADE-VELOAIR
0.88kg0.55kg0.325kg1.45kg9.3kg

 

What wheel sizes does Tranzbag hold?

ORIGINAL

PRO

ROAD

E-VELO

AIR

26 to 29+ inch

26 to 29+ inch

28 inch

26 to 29+ inch

26 to 29+ inch

 

What bicycle models do fit in what Tranzbags?

ORIGINAL

PRO

ROAD

E-VELO

AIR

Mountainbike Touringbike Road
Gravel
Cyclocross
Alltagsräder

Mountainbike Touringbike
Road
Gravel
Cyclocross

Road
Gravel
Cyclocross

 

 

E-Mountainbike E-Touringbike
E-Roadbike
E-Gravel Bike
E-Alltagsräder

 

Mountainbike
Touringbike
Road
Gravel
Cyclocross

What are the major advantages of the Tranzbag ORIGINAL?

The reliable, robust and foldable bicycle transport bag is made for an everyday use. Proven 10'000 times, the ORIGINAL comes with the best price/performance ratio. The Tranzbag ORIGINAL serves all types of bicycles. Tranzbag ORIGINAL can be used as a sleeping bag cover on tour. As well as a bicycle garage, just turn your Tranzbag ORIGINAL upside down and your velo is well protected against dust and rain.

What are the advantages of the Tranzbag PRO?

Tranzbag PRO is always first choice when it comes to light weight and compact size. The PRO is by far best in class: lightweight, compact, durable, reliable. Tranzbag PRO has been for years first choice for mountain bikers and performance cyclists who travel with backpacks, with racks and and travel gear. The Tranzbag PRO takes almost all Mountainbikes, Roadbikes and Touringbikes (some super XXL frames may be too large though). A carrying strap, a fork-protector are included in the lightweight and compact Tranzbag PRO.

What are the advantages of the Tranzbag ROAD?

The lightest Tranzbag of all times and a world record: no foldable bicycle transport bag has ever been lighter! The Tranzbag ROAD loads just Road racing bikes with 28" wheels, due to its super slim cut. The Tranzbag ROAD fits into the back pocket of the jersey. The saddle stands out and serves as a carrying handle. A carrying strap is included, as well as a fork-protector.

What are the advantages of the Tranzbag E-VELO?

The model Tranzbag E-VELO offers 70kg carrying capacity. The foldable E-VELO Tranzbag becomes a hip bag and weighs 1.45kg. It accommodates all types from E-MTB to electric everyday bicycles. Thanks to its maximum capacity of 70kg, every E-MTB and every E-Velo can be packed. The Tranzbag E-VELO is ultra-robust. A carrying strap is included, as well as a fork-protector.

What are the advantages of the revolutionary Tranzbag AIR?

Pump it up! Tranzbag AIR is world’s first fully inflatable bicycle transport bag for safe travel and air transport. The two front wheels are steerable. Easy Travel on 4 wheels. No rear wheel disassembly. No handlebar disassembly. Dismantling of the bicycle for air transport is therefore unnecessary. Within 10 minutes all types of bicycles are packed in an air-protected way. The AIR takes all your travel luggage. Your left with just your carry-on luggage. That’s it.

Do Fatbikes fit into a Tranzbag?

Fatbikes should usually fit into the Tranzbag ORIGINAL and the Tranzbag PRO. Worst case, the deflating method must be applied: Deflate tyres. This makes the tyre more "packable" and ads more space.

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Built-in compartment for front wheel does not fit inflated Fatbike tyres. Please do fix your front tire along the frame with a Tranzstrap. Check www.tranzbag.com.

Can Tranzbag be used in international rail traffic?

Yes, Tranzbag is the ORIGINAL door opener for almost every public transportation system all over Europe. First in place, in the Tranzbag bicycles can be transported anywhere in Europe.

Very rarely private railway corporations refuse the transport of bicycles even if the bicycle is packed in a Tranzbag.

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Always take care to not place your bicycle in walkways within the train coaches. That almost always causes trouble. In case of stops at train stations, always watch your bag and help other passengers to bypass.

Can Tranzbag be used in high-speed trains?

Basically, all bicycles transported in the Tranzbag become a piece of luggage. Our 25 years of experience show that Tranzbag is highly accepted as well on high-speed trains.

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Always take care to not place your bicycle in walkways within the train coaches. That almost always causes trouble. In case of stops a train stations, always watch your bag and help other passengers to bypass.

Can a trekking bike with fenders and racks be accommodated in a Tranzbag?

In the Tranzbag PRO and ORIGINAL, bikes with luggage carriers may be stowed as well. If there is a mudguard, the stem has to be loosened slightly and turned 90 degrees. Handlebar and stem can then be turned 90degrees lengthwise, while the fork and the mudguard remain straight ahead.

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Always cover and protect the sharp fender ends with cork pins or cut-in-half PET bottles at the front and back end of your mudguards. This avoids damages and holes in the bags super-durable ribstop-nylon.

Does the Tranzbag serve as hotel room access? As overnight garage? As sleeping bag?

Cyclists often use their Tranzbags overnight as a bicycle garage. Just put it upside down over your bike. Make as well a cover for your sleeping bags, you will love it one day!
Packed in the Tranzbag, the bicycle can usually be taken into the hotel room.
Tranzbag users – those being on tour for weeks and months - always care about lightweight. These travellers often use Tranzbag as a sleeping bag cover.